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Conistra vaccinii

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2258 / 73.194
Photo © Aidan Smith,  VC64, Otley, 28 March 2023

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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread in woodlands in all five vice-counties and often quite common, especially in the south. Rather sporadic in other habitats.

2012 (CHF): A common species across all of the county. Commonest in woodland (eg 83 at Hackfall Woods on 23.3.12) but often coming into gardens. Take care not to confuse this moth with the less common Dark Chestnut. Moths in March/April are much more likely to be Chestnut.

Recorded in 148 (74%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Lunar Underwing  |  Dark Chestnut >
Forewing: 14-15mm
Flight: September - May
Foodplant:   Oaks, elms, Blackthorn, hawthorns, birches and herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/03/2023365SE37 - Ripon
24/03/2023465SE37 - Ripon
24/03/2023165SE37 - Ripon
23/03/2023765SE37 - Ripon
23/03/2023165SE28 - Bedale
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